USPS announces price changes for 2019

The Postal Service has announced price changes to take effect next year. The USPS governors approved the proposed changes, which will be reviewed by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) before they take effect Jan. 27. The governors believe these new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. The…

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USPS: Honoring First Responders stamp arrives

USPS will release Honoring First Responders — a stamp that recognizes the firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical professionals who respond to critical situations — Thursday, Sept. 13. The stamp will feature a representative digital illustration of three first responders as they race into action: a firefighter carrying an ax, an emergency medical services…

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USPS: 5 facts about Labor Day

To help you get ready for Labor Day next week, here are five things you may not have known about the holiday. 1. Labor unions helped establish Labor Day. The holiday was first celebrated in New York City on the first Tuesday of September 1882 by members of the Central Labor Union, a group comprised…

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The Art of Magic stamps release will include a special souvenir sheet

The Art of Magic stamps release will include a special souvenir sheet that mimics a famous illusion. The souvenir sheet will feature three identical stamps that show a white rabbit in a black hat. By rotating each stamp, you can see the rabbit “pop” out of the hat. The Postal Service used lenticular printing, a…

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USPS: Stamp to honor those who served in World War I

World War I: Turning the Tide, a stamp that pays tribute to the United States’ many contributions to ending the global conflict, will be released Friday, July 27. The 1914-1918 war, also known as the Great War, reshaped the map of Europe. The United States remained neutral until April 1917, when it declared war on…

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USPS OIG: New Semipostals Are Coming!

It’s the moment many have been waiting for, at least judging by comments on our previous blog on semipostal stamps. The U.S. Postal Service will issue an Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp next month, followed by a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) one in 2019. Semipostal stamps include a surcharge to raise funds for a specific cause. Today,…

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Postal Service Dedicates Christmas Carols Forever Stamps

October 5, 2017 NEW YORK CITY — The U.S. Postal Service will begin celebrating the Holiday season with four new Forever stamps featuring images that illustrate the themes of four beloved Christmas carols: “Jingle Bells,” “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas.” The stamps were dedicated on Oct. 5 at the American…

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New semipostal stamps: Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD to be recognized

The Postal Service will release an Alzheimer’s semipostal stamp in November followed by a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) semipostal stamp in 2019. These will be the first of five new semipostal stamps that will be issued during a 10-year period, USPS announced Oct. 2. The three additional offerings have not yet been determined. Semipostal stamps…

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